Double Bill: I’m Bitter About Glitter / Deuce
Come As You Are Festival
Wed 01 Mar 2400
Im Bitter About Glitter is a collaboration between Liz Clarke (42) and Felix Council (9) The piece collides extravagant fantasy and the reality of mother and child making a piece of work together; and the infinite questions this poses. Jam packed with wild tales, glamour, grit and sparkles, expect a joy filled adventure with a message of hope for the future.
Im Bitter About Glitter is a gentle exploration of identity and how this is presented in terms of gender and choice and also the roles we play in our lives; subjects that the glitter loving pair are both very interested in. The show probes questions of agency, accepted norms, motherhood and the family.
Im Bitter About Glitter is supported by Arts Council England and directed by Lucy Cassidy (Schools Without Walls and The Egg, Bath).
Devised by Rachael Miles and Tom Marshman, Deuce explores the 30th anniversary of the introduction of Section 28, the infamous legislation that banned local authorities from promoting homosexuality and had a profoundly damaging effect on the ability to be visible as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) person without fear of, or actual, reprisal.
Growing up in the grip of clause 28 Tom and Rachael took their role models where they could find them, from Martina Navratilova, The Fall Guy, Princess Leigh to Cindy and KD Lang.
Deuce explores female masculinities and male femininities using pop cultural references to unpick historical representations of gender non-conformity and reinsert/instate them (and their relevance) into contemporary queer discourse.
This performance will be captioned using The Difference Engine, delivering captioning or audio description direct to mobile devices.
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